My name is Clayton Kessler and my great great Grandfather is Herman Kaethler (Dec. 28 1948 – May 20 1902).He married Helena Krahn/(Kahn ???) on Sept 1st 1868. Herman’s father is (as far as I know at this point) Jacob Kaethler (see alias's below) and Jacob married Helena Bueckert. Helena’s Parents are Kornelius Krahn and Anna Rempel.
Herman Kaetler is listed on the Sardirian passenger list (see the web page at http://www.mmhs.org/canada/quebec/sardinian_20.htmlhttp://www.mmhs.org/canada/quebec/sardinian_20.html ) as Herman Kutlen/Kaehtler!So maybe we will have more luck looking for Kutlen online.Wow.So many possibilities.
My father is Leonard Kessler, son of Nick Kessler, son of Jacob Kessler (July 20 1869), son of Hermon Kaetler.All of my family is in British Colombia.And believe it or not, my father married Alice Martens in BC who also comes from the same settlements in Russia.They met totally by “fluke” in BC.
Please let me know about any progress (or hint of progress) on Jacob Kaethler, alias Kutlen,Kaetler,Kessler, Kesler, Kehler, or Ketler. Do any of our relatives have any personal web sites?